Lost Ark Class Guide (North America – NA)

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Lost Ark Classes – Western Release

The North America release of Lost Ark has a whopping 15 playable classes, with 5 main class types. In this Lost Ark Class Guide we walk through each of the main and sub classes in Lost Ark, all of their abilities and strengths. Of the 5 main classes, there are 2-4 sub-classes of each that are playable. In the other regions of the world there are more classes, they will eventually be introduced to the Western version of the game as the patches progress.

  • Warrior: Berserker, Paladin, Gunlancer
  • Mage: Summoner, Bard
  • Martial Artist: Wardancer, Scrapper, Striker, and Soulfist
  • Gunner: Deadeye, Gunslinger, Artillerist, Sharpshooter
  • Assassin: Shadowhunter and Deathblade

Each of the classes mentioned have certain specialties and areas they excel in. These classes, for the most part, have been renamed for the North America release of Lost Ark and are different names than their Russian and Asian counterparts.

Class Descriptions

If you are a seasoned gamer, these class descriptions will be no surprise to you based on the class names. Here are some highlights for each main class in Lost Ark:

  • The Warrior classes in Lost Ark excel in being tough with high defense and powerful close ranged control. They “are the powerhouses of Arkesia. They may not be the most nimble, so they stand their ground and make up for mobility with cataclysmic impact”.
  • The Assassins deal deadly damage, but are susceptible to attacks as they suffer from low defense. “These quick-footed fighters like to rush the enemy with combined attacks at lethal speeds that can only be described as breakneck.”
  • Gunners are true ranged specialists that pack a powerful punch from afar. “Whether wielding high-tech weapons or bows and arrows that never jam, keep an eagle eye on these sharpshooters or they may even hit you with their worst shot.
  • Martial Artists in Lost Ark are close-ranged hand-to-hand combat focused fighters. “These mysterious melee-makers fight demonic with demonic, channeling the dark powers in the name of the light in quick, colorful attacks.
  • The Mage is a spell casting, magical class. Whether they summon powerful spells and monsters to take you out, or use the power of the Bard’s tunes to lull you into your death. “These mystical conjurers tap into the ancient magic of Arkesia to cast deadly spells on evil forces, heal the wounded, or support allies.

Class Name Differences Between Western (NA) Vs. Asian / Russian Release

Only the Martial Artist and the Gunner are new class names in the North America release compared to the eastern release of Lost Ark. These are the differences between regions for the main class names in Lost Ark:

Western ReleaseEastern Release
Martial ArtistFighter
GunnerHunter
WarriorWarrior
MageMage
AssassinAssassin

These are the differences between regions for the sub-class names in Lost Ark:

Western ReleaseEastern Release
BerserkerBerserker
PaladinHoly Knight
GunlancerWarlord
WardancerBattle Master
ScrapperInfighter
SoulfistSoul Master
GunslingerGunslinger
ArtilleristBlaster
DeadeyeDevil Hunter
SharpshooterHawkeye
BardBard
SummonerSummoner
ShadowhunterDemonic
DeathbladeBlade

Warrior Lost Ark Class Guide Abilities

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Berserker

Advanced class Berserker, of the archetype Warrior.

Berserkers in Lost Ark use the two-handed Greatsword to destroy packs of enemies while maintaining a high level of defense to withstand attacks against.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Berserkers are always powerful warriors, with their high-damage greatsword attacks and potent defense, but when they enter their burst mode, they’re all but unstoppable. In this heightened state, they gain increased attack and movement speed and unlock a special skill that delivers a world of hurt to their enemies.”

Abilities

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BERSERK FURY

Infuse your greatsword to create Berserk Fury and deliver a powerful strike. Attack range and damage scale up with how much this skill is charged.

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STRIKE WAVE

Concentrate energy on your greatsword and release it forward, cleaving the ground. This skill can be charged to inflict more damage.

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WHIRLWIND

Spin around with the greatsword to inflict damage.

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CRIME HAZARD

Jump and swing your greatsword to deal damage and launch foes into the sky, then strike down to deal damage again and knock them down.

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HELL BLADE

Thrust your greatsword into the ground, inflicting damage. Hold and attack to deal more damage. Hit this skill’s Perfect zone to deliver a finishing blow that inflicts even more damage and launches foes in the air.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Berserker Class Abilities and what they look like:

Paladin

Advanced class Paladin, of the archetype Warrior.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Paladins have a direct line to the powers of the gods, channeling their ancient might into potent offensive and defensive moves alike: They can use holy skills and buffs with the holy book to support their team from behind, or wield a sword and bring punishing skills to bear on the frontline.”

Abilities

ALITHANES’S JUDGMENT

Jump up and unleash a holy light that shines toward your cursor position for an attack that penetrates through even guardian monsters. Inflict damage on surrounding foes upon landing and create a barrier for yourself and party members.

WRATH OF GOD

Call forth the energy of sacred thunder into your weapon and deal damage to surrounding foes.

EXECUTION OF JUSTICE

Hold your sword with one hand and quickly spin in position to deal damage to your foe, then perform a crushing blow that deals damage.

LAW OF GOD

Summon a magick circle of light through holy scriptures. Texts made of infinite light swirl within the magick circle, dealing damage to foes for 2 seconds.

FLASH SLASH

Slowly move forward and slash your foe 7 times.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Paladin Class Abilities and what they look like:

Gunlancer

Advanced class Gunlancer, of the archetype Warrior.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “As the first line of defense, gunlancers take the brunt of enemy attacks with their defensive stance and battlefield shield to keep the rest of their party safe. While their gun lance is a formidable weapon, their true value derives from their ability to protect allies and absorb damage like a sponge.”

Abilities

CHARGED STINGER

While in a defensive stance, focus energy and thrust your spear in front of you. You can slowly change the direction of the attack while focusing energy. Damage increases the more you charge up the attack.

LEAP ATTACK

Leap toward the target location to strike at the ground, inflicting damage.

HOOK CHAIN

Throw a long chained hook to deal damage, then pull that foe to you to deal more damage.

GUARDIAN’S PROTECTION

Upon using the skill, recover 100% of your shield meter and release a 10m radius protection aura in the nearby area for 10s. Foes within the aura take damage and become stunned. Within the aura, you and your party take less damage and become immune to pushes and debuffs.

FIRE BULLET

Perform a shelling attack at foes at close range, dealing damage.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Gunlancer Class Abilities and what they look like:

Mage Lost Ark Class Guide Abilities

Bard

Advanced class Bard, of the archetype Mage.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Virtuosos of the Liane harp, bards can evoke soothing serenades to heal their team—or unleash a chorus of pain on their unfortunate foes. Their attack power is rather low, but their ability to support allies makes them a harmonious part of any team.”

Abilities

ORATORIO

Play the giant harp and sing with angels, inflicting holy damage in an explosion that decreases foes’ crit resistance and attacks against you and your party for a while.

STIGMA

Cast a Stigma at the target location. The Stigma attacks foes up to 5 times. As the tempo increases, damage from each attack increases.

RHYTHM BUCKSHOT

Pull the string of the harp to blow up a musical note, inflicting damage and knocking foes away.

HEAVENLY TUNE

Inflict damage on nearby foes and boost attack speed and MP regeneration speed for yourself and nearby party members.

PRELUDE OF STORM

Play a powerful tune to call forth a storm that inflicts damage and stuns foes.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Bard Class Abilities and what they look like:

Summoner

Advanced class Summoner, of the archetype Mage.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Despite their delicate constitution, summoners are a force to be reckoned with in any fight. They call forth spirits of the elements to fight for them, and each elemental has their own special skills to help the summoner shine in every situation.”

Abilities

ANCIENT SPEAR

Concentrate energy and call down a great ancient spear at the cursor position. The spear inflicts damage to foes at the center of impact and in the outer radius, and causes them to be paralyzed.

WATER ELEMENTAL

Summon a water elemental that attacks foes with water damage for 2s.

BAGRON’S WRATH

Summon quicksand that reduces the move speed of foes within range. After some time, Bagron jumps out of the sand, dealing earth damage to foes at the center of the quicksand and launching them in the air. Bagron then bites foes in the air, dealing earth damage and slamming them down onto the ground. Foes at the periphery of the quicksand take additional earth damage when Bagron appears from and disappears into the ground.

PAURU

Hurl a ball of fire at the cursor position to deal fire damage and summon the fire elemental Pauru. Pauru attacks nearby foes for 15s, inflicting fire damage with its basic attack. Pauru can also be commanded to let out a fiery breath or self-destruct in an explosion that sends surrounding foes flying.

ELECTRICITY RELEASE

Cast a condensed ball of electrical current that inflicts lightning damage before creating an electric field that attacks foes within range with lightning damage for 1s.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Summoner Class Abilities and what they look like:

Martial Artist Lost Ark Class Guide Abilities

Striker

Advanced class Striker, of the archetype Martial Artist.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Striker is a martial arts class that attacks enemies like a strong wind. Since he is equipped with a variety of physical skills with fast movement, he displays splendid aerial combos after hitting enemies quickly, and uses powerful elemental skills to turn the battle.”

TIGER EMERGES

Advance forward and inflict fire damage, then perform a upward attack for additional damage.

TRUE HEAVENLY AWAKENING

Gather powerful energy in your legs from a wide trajectory before kicking 2 times to inflict damage and send foes airborne.

STORM DRAGON AWAKENING

Jump up and spin your body, then kick and inflict Damage on foes. Press the skill key again within 2 seconds to perform a knee attack that inflicts Damage. Press the skill key again within 2 seconds to perform a downward strike that inflicts Damage. The first and second attack will send airborne foes back into the air and the last attack slams foes to the ground.

MOON FLASH KICK

Charge forward while kicking, dealing damage. Follow up with 4 fast kicks, another spinning back kick, and a finishing blow that deals additional damage and knocks foes back.

SWIFT WIND KICK

Deliver a spinning kick in the air, attacking foes 22 times to inflict damage over 2.5 seconds.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Striker Class Abilities and what they look like:

Wardancer

Advanced class Wardancer, of the archetype Martial Artist.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Not merely masters of martial arts, wardancers augment their lightning-quick fighting skills with elemental power. They can store up elemental energy to unleash in devastating attacks and gravity-defying maneuvers.”

FIST OF DOMINANCE

Use the power of elementals and release an energy field, pulling foes close. Fly past foes and attack up to 6 times while absorbing 6 elemental forces, inflicting damage. After the last attack, absorb the barren energy field and strike down into the center of it, inflicting damage and knocking foes back. You receive less damage from incoming attacks while flying past foes.

ADVENT OF THE PHOENIX

Focus your fire energy and soar into the air to land at a cursor position. Inflict damage as you come down and upon hitting the ground, knocking foes down.

FLASH HEAT FANG

Throw multiple punches to inflict damage, followed by a more damaging finishing blow.

LIGHTNING KICK

Deliver a flurry of kicks that inflict lightning damage, and strike down at foes causing more damage. Downed foes are lifted off the ground, and airborne foes are slammed onto the ground for additional damage.

TRIPLE FIST

Violently swing your fists forward and damage foes.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Wardancer Class Abilities and what they look like:

Scrapper

Advanced class Scrapper, of the archetype Martial Artist.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Armed with a heavy gauntlet, scrappers draw on two inverse forms of attack energy that feed off each other to deliver nonstop destruction. With excellent attack, defense, mobility, and lasting power, they’re well balanced enough to throw enemies off their guard.”

Abilities

MYSTERIOUS ART: BLAST OF RUINATION

Focus your mind and reinforce your gauntlets to deliver a powerful strike. Gather the energy in the air onto your gauntlets and thrust forward. The ground cracks, dispersing an energy wave, knocking foes back. The damage of the wave decreases with the distance it travels.

CRUSHING SMITE

Launch up to 3 shockwaves in front of you, dealing damage.

UNDEFEATED DRAGON KING

Concentrate energy throughout your body and deal damage at your cursor position while moving toward the target location. Two black dragons emerge from the ground and fly alongside you, obliterating your target in tandem.

CHAIN DESTRUCTION FIST

Smash the ground to shake the earth. You attack foes up to 4 times, the damage radius increasing with each hit. The last strike will knock foes back.

DEATH SENTENCE

Release all condensed shock energy, dealing damage and knocking foes back. The damage increases with the amount of shock energy you have.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Scrapper Class Abilities and what they look like:

Soulfist

Advanced class Soulfist, of the archetype Martial Artist.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “The soulfist switches between melee and ranged attacks, which can be used together for explosively powerful combos. They channel a special energy called Adamance, which they can imbue into abilities or use to sustain themselves through fights.”

Abilities

ANNIHILATING RAY

Gather energy and shoot an energy ray forward. Hold the skill up to 1.5s to damage foes up to 5 times. Afterwards, a friendly soul appears to lend you energy and hurl an even stronger blast that attacks and damages foes in front of you for 1.2s, knocking them back. If you stop holding before the meter is maxed out, the soul will appear and attack foes instantly.

HEAVENLY SQUASH

Drop a massive palm at the cursor position, inflicting damage. Foes already down on the ground or in the air take an extra 30% damage.

MAGNETIC PALM

Jump forward and inflict damage 3 times. Smash the ground with your palm and draw foes near while inflicting damage. Release your palm to launch the pulled foes in the air for more damage. Hold the skill hotkey to send your energy into the ground for up to 1s.

PULVERIZING PALM

Quickly dash forward, inflicting damage. Strike foes with energy-charged palms for damage and deliver the last strike to inflict more damage. The last strike inflicts 100% more damage on airborne foes.

DEADLY FINGER

Dodge backward and quickly thrust your finger diagonally at the sky multiple times, for 6 hits. Damage to airborne foes increases by 30%.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Soulfist Class Abilities and what they look like:

Gunner Lost Ark Class Guide Abilities

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Gunner Class

Gunslinger

Advanced class Gunslinger, of the archetype Gunner.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “With a gun for every occasion and the ability to switch between them quickly, gunslingers are deadly opponents at any range. Light on their feet thanks to their catlike reflexes, gunslingers are hard to pin down—and quick to unload a flurry of shots on any unwary foe.”

Abilities

EYE OF TWILIGHT

Turn back from your closest foe, mark them as a dueling target, and apply the Eye of Twilight debuff on them, reducing your target’s move and attack speed. After 2s, fire with your revolver, damaging all foes and staggering foes with the Eye of Twilight debuff.

LAST REQUEST

Fires a powerful explosive bullet, inflicting damage and launching foes into the air.

PLASMA BULLET

Fire a plasma bullet that travels at a low speed while continuously inflicting damage.

PEACEKEEPER

Fire your handgun to inflict damage in front of you. As a combo, fire the handgun in a burst, then deliver a powerful kick, and then fire the handgun rapidly. You can change direction during the combo, and the first hit allows for a counter attack.

HOUR OF JUDGMENT

Fire 3 bullets that spread in a cone-shaped range, with each bullet fragmenting upon impact and hitting foes behind the hit targets for additional damage.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Gunslinger Class Abilities and what they look like:

Artillerist

Advanced class Artillerist, of the archetype Gunner.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Artillerists believe in firepower and lots of it, blasting their enemies with some of the biggest guns under the sun. They may not be the most mobile fighters, but they make up for their lack of agility with huge mechanical launchers and other hard-hitting weapons, heavy armor, and incredible destructive force.”

Abilities

MISSILE BARRAGE

Fire 20 rockets in the sky. The missiles fly to the cursor position and explode, inflicting damage.

BUCKSHOT

Fire a conal blast with a shotgun, inflicting damage and pushing foes away.

FLAMETHROWER

Fire your flamethrower in a single direction while moving freely. The flames last for a while, inflicting fire damage.

GATLING GUN

Spin in the cursor’s direction while firing your machine gun.

NAPALM SHOT

Detonate a napalm shell, damaging foes and launching them in the air. The napalm shell sets the ground ablaze on impact, inflicting fire damage every second for 5s.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Artillerist Class Abilities and what they look like:

Deadeye

Advanced class Deadeye, of the archetype Gunner.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “With their flexible triple-wielding playstyle and brash attitude, you might mistakenly suppose that this rough-and-tumble rogue has a death wish. They do, but don’t worry—it’s just for their opponents. They can choose the most effective weapon from an arsenal that includes a double handgun, shotgun, and rifle.”

Abilities

BURSTING FLARE

Summon a large-caliber rifle and shoot 3 times. The first 2 bullets directly hit foes and create a rear blast along the trajectory that pulls foes in and inflicts damage. The last shot damages foes and knocks them down.

METEOR STREAM

Fire a volley of bullets to the sky, then sends them to impact at the cursor position, inflicting damage and launching foes into the air.

SPIRAL FLAME

Fire a powerful flame bullet, launching foes in the air, inflicting fire damage, and setting the ground ablaze, inflicting more fire damage over time.

SHOTGUN RAPID FIRE

Fire the shotgun 3 times, inflicting damage with each shot. The third hit will push your foes and deal damage to nearby targets.

DEATH FIRE

Fire a volley of bullets at all nearby foes. Hit this skill’s Perfect zone to also throw a grenade as you jump backward, inflicting damage and launching foes in the air.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Deadeye Class Abilities and what they look like:

Sharpshooter

Advanced class Sharpshooter, of the archetype Gunner.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Sharpshooters are ranged attackers who use mechanical bows with special arrows that have custom effects. Their high survivability and agility keep them in the fight for the long haul, and their stealthy machinations are excellent for exploiting enemy weaknesses.”

Abilities

GOLDEN EYE

Summon 4 golden hawks that fly around and create a devastating whirlwind that gradually grows stronger, damaging foes and launching them in the air. When the whirlwind is created, you become stealthy. Stealth lets you move past foes and is not canceled by taking damage.

ARROW SHOWER

Shoot multiple arrows in the sky, causing a shower of arrows at the cursor position, which inflict damage for 2s.

ARROW WAVE

Send a tornado arrow flying toward the cursor and periodically inflict damage to foes. The tornado arrow can hit the same foe up to 4 times.

BLADE STORM

Quickly spin and throw 6 blades, inflicting damage, then throw another round of blades to inflict damage 3 more times.

CHARGED SHOT

Charge to inflict increasing amounts of damage depending on the charge. Also knocks foes away.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Sharpshooter Class Abilities and what they look like:

Assassin Lost Ark Class Guide Abilities

Shadowhunter

Advanced class Shadowhunter, of the archetype Assassin.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Shadowhunters prefer to beat the demons at their own game—they can shapeshift into powerful demonic forms to unleash chaotic power. When their inner demon is unleashed, shadowhunters get access to incredibly destructive powers and increased health and movement speed.”

Abilities

DEMON VISION

Focus demonic energy and shoot a ray of death forward to inflict damage and knock foes away. Charge to channel longer before knocking foes away for more damage.

SHARPENED CUT

Pierce through foes in front of you as you spin, inflicting damage.

FALLEN RUIN

Soar into the air and shoot an energy ray straight into the ground to inflict damage. The laser causes an explosion moments later, knocking foes away for more damage. This skill can only be used while in Demonize mode.

DEMONIC CLONE

Call forth an incarnation of the devil to attack by your side. Move forward and punch 2 times for damage, then strike the ground with a final damaging blow.

SPINNING WEAPON

Launch the weapon on your left arm forward and make it spin to inflict damage. Press the skill key again to launch the weapon on your right arm to inflict periodic damage.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Shadow Hunter Class Abilities and what they look like:

Deathblade

Advanced class Deathblade, of the archetype Assassin.

Lost Ark Official Website States, “Deathblade is an assassin class that uses a total of three swords that they wield alongside the power of chaos to swiftly slash their foes. The fast-paced combo attacks from the light dualswords and longsword overpower enemies, leading to death by a thousand cuts.”

Abilities

Dash toward the cursor direction, slashing through foes with all your swords. Foes in the path receive damage at the moment of impact, then get launched in the air moments later for more damage. This skill allows you to pierce through enemy guardians as well.


SPINCUTTER

Spin and move toward the cursor direction, inflicting damage. This skill can be used up to 2 times in a row.

SOUL ABSORBER

Charge to deliver a powerful thrust, inflicting increasing amounts of damage the longer it charges.

BLITZ RUSH

Charge forward and when the charge is over, advance and attack. When attacking, inflict damage with your dualsword, and when overcharged, inflict more damage and knock foes away while inflicting further damage with your longsword.

MOONLIGHT SONIC

Perform a sweeping slash in front of you to pull foes close and inflict damage.

Below is the official video of the Lost Ark Deathblade Class Abilities and what they look like:

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